Paul MacLean
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Position Forward
Shot Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (0 m)
218 lb (99 kg)
Teams St. Louis Blues
Winnipeg Jets
Detroit Red Wings
Born March 9 1958 (1958-03-09) (age 62),
Grostenquin, France
NHL Draft 109th overall, 1978
St. Louis Blues
Pro Career 1980 – 1991

Paul MacLean (born 9 March 1958 in Grostenquin, France and raised in Antigonish, Nova Scotia) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played for the St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings, and, most notably, the Winnipeg Jets in the National Hockey League. He was an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings, Anaheim Ducks twice, and was head coach of the Ottawa Senators.

Career[edit | edit source]

Player[edit | edit source]

MacLean played in the NHL for 11 seasons from 1980 to 1991. He played 719 career games, scoring 324 goals and 349 assists for 673 points. His best season statistically was the 1984–85 season when he scored 41 goals and 101 points. Although considered a Canadian, MacLean has the distinction of being the highest-scoring NHL player born in France, with 673 points. The second overall is Philippe Bozon with 41 points, who, unlike MacLean was trained in France.

He played for the Canadian team at the 1980 Olympics

Coach[edit | edit source]

MacLean is currently an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings. In the 2007/2008 NHL season, MacLean won the Stanley Cup as assistant coach of the Red Wings. Before joining the Red Wings, MacLean was also an assistant coach for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim under Mike Babcock. Before becoming an NHL coach, MacLean lead the Quad City Mallards of the United Hockey League to the Colonial Cup Championship.

Personal life[edit | edit source]

MacLean was born at Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Station Grostenquin in Grostenquin, France, to Canadian parents while his father was stationed there.

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1977–78 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 66 38 33 71 125
1980–81 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 80 36 42 78 160 17 11 5 16 47
1980–81 St. Louis Blues NHL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
1981–82 Winnipeg Jets NHL 74 36 25 61 106 4 3 2 5 20
1982–83 Winnipeg Jets NHL 80 32 44 76 121 3 1 2 3 6
1983–84 Winnipeg Jets NHL 76 40 31 71 155 3 1 0 1 0
1984–85 Winnipeg Jets NHL 79 41 60 101 119 8 3 4 7 4
1985–86 Winnipeg Jets NHL 69 27 29 56 74 2 1 0 1 7
1986–87 Winnipeg Jets NHL 72 32 42 74 75 10 5 2 7 16
1987–88 Winnipeg Jets NHL 77 40 39 79 76 5 2 0 2 23
1988–89 Detroit Red Wings NHL 76 36 35 71 118 5 1 1 2 8
1989–90 St. Louis Blues NHL 78 34 33 67 100 12 4 3 7 20
1990–91 St. Louis Blues NHL 37 6 11 17 24
NHL totals 719 324 349 673 968 53 21 14 35 104

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